STATEMENT OF NEED
Thyroid cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in the United States. An estimated 44,280 new cases are diagnosed annually, and 2,200 people die of the disease (ACS, 2021). Thyroid cancer is typically more aggressive in men than in women and becomes increasingly lethal in those above the age of 40 (NCCN, 2021). There are three primary subtypes: differentiated (including papillary, follicular, and Hürthle), medullary, and anaplastic. The differentiated subtype is the most common, accounting for approximately 95% of cases (NCCN, 2021). Although surgical resection may be curative and 10-year survival rates are high, questions remain over the management of more advanced or high-risk disease, including indications for novel therapies, their optimal starting times and dosing schedules, and their long-term safety profiles (NCCN, 2021). The anaplastic subtype has the worst prognosis, with a 1-year survival rate of 20% and a disease-specific mortality rate of nearly 100% (NCCN, 2021).
Oncologists, endocrinologists, oncology advanced practitioners, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with thyroid cancer.
Jochen Lorch, MD, MSc
Director, Thyroid Cancer Center
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Carolyn Grande, CRNP, AOCNP®
Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Abramson Cancer Center
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Jochen Lorch, MD, MSc, discloses that he has served on an advisory board/panel for Bayer and Novartis and that he has received grants or research support from Bristol Myers Squibb, Novartis, and Takeda.
Carolyn Grande, CRNP, AOCNP®, discloses that she has served on an advisory board/panel or speaker’s bureau for Eisai and Merck.
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